Diskless question

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Wed Apr 24 10:23:08 UTC 2013

On Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:18:59 +0200
Bernt Hansson <bah at bananmonarki.se> wrote:

> Hello list!
> I have set up a diskless machine with 8.3-stable and i as a user can log 
> in, but when I try to log in as root it won't work. How to resolv that 
> issue. I have tried with and without password but the computer said no.

	Are you logging in on the console or by ssh ? By default ssh does
not allow root login, it can be enabled but you should read up on the
security implications carefully before enabling it. I would expect console
login to work fine.

	As a general rule it is better to use sudo or su rather than
logging in as root, although for a single user system this doesn't really
make much difference.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>

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